Dark Road Rising (Vampire Files)

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9780441017553: Dark Road Rising (Vampire Files)

View our feature on P.N. Elrod’s Dark Road Rising.The first new Vampire Files novel in four years!

Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel “Whitey” Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster—and newly-created vampire—with deadly secrets to hide.

As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Kroun’s undead state, he gets caught between his charge’s violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat— the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack’s vampire immortality.

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About the Author:

P.N. “Pat” Elrod, best known for The Vampire Files and the Jonathan Barrett: Gentleman Vampire series, co-edited Time of the Vampires, and has stories in several other anthologies.  A great fan of Forever Knight, she collaborated with actor Nigel Bennet (LaCroix) on Keeper of the King and His Father’s Son.  She is currently working on a new set of toothy titles and branching into the mystery and science fiction genres.

From Publishers Weekly:

Elrod ties up some loose ends from Cold Streets and picks up where 2006's Song in the Dark left off in Jack Fleming's swaggering 12th adventure. Jack, a hard-boiled vampire PI/club owner in 1938 Chicago, subdues and wins over Gabe Whitey Kroun, a big bad gang boss from New York whom Jack soon discovers is also undead. Whitey's vampire blood helps Jack's best friend, Charles Escott, survive a deadly infection and injuries from a nasty fight, but it may turn him into a bloodsucker. Elrod sometimes gets too caught up in nostalgic gangster-style chatter, but the action is solid, and while newcomers might feel like they've wandered into a half-finished film starring Humphrey Bogart and Vincent Price, fans will be thrilled. (Sept.)
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